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Uber’s bill for 2016 breach and cover-up rises by $1M+ on EU fines – TechCrunch

Uber’s bill for 2016 breach and cover-up rises by $1M+ on EU fines – TechCrunch The legal bill for Uber’s 2016 data breach, which affected some 57 million customers, revealing names, email address and phone numbers, has increased by more than a million dollars. Two months ago the ride-hailing giant agreed to pay …

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Google faces GDPR complaint over “deceptive” location tracking – TechCrunch

Google faces GDPR complaint over “deceptive” location tracking – TechCrunch A group of European consumer watchdogs has filed a privacy complaint against Google — arguing the company uses manipulative tactics in order to keep tracking web users’ location, for ad-targeting purposes. The consumer organizations are making the complaint under the …

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Facebook appeals UK data watchdog’s £500k Cambridge Analytica fine – TechCrunch

Facebook appeals UK data watchdog’s £500k Cambridge Analytica fine – TechCrunch Facebook has said it will appeal against a £500,000 penalty issued by the UK’s data watchdog in October following a lengthy investigation into the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. The ICO announced in July that it intended to fine …

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How a small French privacy ruling could remake adtech for good – TechCrunch

How a small French privacy ruling could remake adtech for good – TechCrunch A ruling in late October against a little known French adtech firm that popped up on the national data watchdog’s website earlier this month, is causing ripples of excitement to run through privacy watchers in Europe who …

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UN warns over human rights impact of a “digital welfare state” – TechCrunch

UN warns over human rights impact of a “digital welfare state” – TechCrunch The UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has raised concerns about the UK’s rush to apply digital technologies and data tools to socially re-engineer the delivery of public services at scale, warning in a …

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Cognigo raises $8.5M for its AI-driven data protection platform – TechCrunch

Cognigo raises $8.5M for its AI-driven data protection platform – TechCrunch Cognigo, a startup that aims to use AI and machine learning to help enterprises protect their data and stay in compliance with regulations like GDPR, today announced that it has raised an $8.5 million Series A round. The round …

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Children are being “datafied” before we’ve understood the risks, report warns – TechCrunch

Children are being “datafied” before we’ve understood the risks, report warns – TechCrunch A report by England’s children’s commissioner has raised concerns about how kids’ data is being collected and shared across the board, in both the private and public sectors. In the report, entitled Who knows what about me?, Anne …

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Facebook is facing an EU data probe over fake ads – TechCrunch

Facebook is facing an EU data probe over fake ads – TechCrunch The UK’s privacy watchdog has asked Facebook’s lead EU regulator to look into ongoing data protection concerns about its ad platform — including how its platform is being used to target and spread fake adverts to try to …

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Europe’s parliament calls for full audit of Facebook in wake of breach scandal – TechCrunch

Europe’s parliament calls for full audit of Facebook in wake of breach scandal – TechCrunch The European Parliament has called for a full audit of Facebook following a string of data breach scandals —  including the Cambridge Analytica affair. MEPs are urging the company to allow European Union bodies to …

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UK watchdog hands Facebook maximum $500K fine over Cambridge Analytica data breach – TechCrunch

UK watchdog hands Facebook maximum $500K fine over Cambridge Analytica data breach – TechCrunch The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has confirmed that it has hit Facebook with a maximum $500,000 ($645,000) fine around the way it mishandled user data following the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year. The ICO …

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